GVR Report cover Connected Logistics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Connected Logistics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Transportation Mode (Roadways, Railways, Airways, Waterways), By Vertical, By Region And Segment Forecasts 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-012-8
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2021
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global connected logistics market size was valued at USD 29.72 billion in 2022, and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.5% from 2023 to 2030. By sharing data, information, and facts with the supply chain partners, connected logistics has transformed the logistical operations to become more customer-centric. Connected logistics utilizes a network of interconnected communication systems, cloud platforms, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve the productivity of logistics operations.

U.S. Connected Logistics Market Size, by component, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Furthermore, it can be characterized as a set of interconnected devices used by logistics service providers to gain more visibility into order processing, financial transactions, shipping, and other logistical processes such as warehousing, transportation, and other value-added logistics services. The rising technological advancements and growing consumer inclination towards online shopping are some of the factors fueling the market's growth. The growing availability of linked logistics systems with high interoperability, security, and accessibility characteristics drives the demand for these solutions.

Additionally, the necessity to reduce the cost of shipping and storage services is propelling the demand for connected logistics products and solutions. The need for intelligent transportation solutions is anticipated to rise significantly. During the forecast period, it is anticipated that the improved adoption of logistics 4.0 and ongoing work on improving autonomous logistics trucks will present lucrative opportunities for the target market. The declining cost of loT sensors and connected logistics hardware is one of the driving factors of the target market growth. However, the logistics sector's mounting security and safety concerns limit the market's expansion to a certain extent.

The connected logistics sector faces several difficulties, including a competitive market, rising customer demands, and a lack of standardization in the logistics sector. Still, the logistics industry is increasingly adopting cutting-edge technologies due to the requirement for better integration, increased process efficiency, real-time reporting, more visibility, and improved communications. The potential for connected logistics is undeniable as new vehicles are equipped with fleet telematics, a technology made possible by cellular IoT connectivity that gives fleet management and operators access to data from the multiple onboard sensors.

Although cellular IoT connections are expanding fast, their full potential still needs to be explored. The Internet of Things connects people and devices across networks, enhancing security, disaster preparedness, and route planning. To manage transportation visibility, logistics organizations need IoT solutions for location & route management, which support real-time position tracking. As per a report published by LM Ericsson in 2021, IoT connections are projected to increase from 100 million in 2020 to 292 million in 2030 in the transportation sector alone as linked devices collect more data, thereby fostering growth with analytics solutions.

COVID-19 Impact on the Connected Logistics Market

The COVID-19 epidemic impacted the global economy. Nationwide lockdowns were announced by governments all over the world to stop the infection's spread. In order to maintain social distancing and ensure employee safety, the production facilities were either shut down entirely or operated at reduced capacity. Lack of labor and raw materials caused disruptions in the supply chain across industry verticals, and trade in most sectors came to a standstill. Numerous businesses, including logistics, were impacted by the pandemic.

However, the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), automation, and robotics in the logistics sector. These technologies are vital for tracking shipments and vehicles. Furthermore, there has been a shift from electronic data to app-based interfaces with cloud integration, allowing logistics companies to connect with e-commerce platforms. For instance, according to a survey conducted by Inmarsat, a leader in mobile satellite communications, 90% of the respondents have accelerated the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The market witnessed a slight slowdown in terms of growth rate in 2020. However, the market picked up as the adoption of technology gained even more relevance post the pandemic.

Component Insights

Based on components, the market is segmented into hardware, solution, and services. The hardware segment dominated the market in 2022 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Based on the hardware, the market is further segmented into RFID tags, sensors, communication devices, tracking devices, and others. Due to the increasing demand to track assets, the sensors category is anticipated to witness a significant market share. Additionally, Internet of Things (IoT) based connected sensing technology aids in preserving temperature stability and reducing food waste while improving supply chain visibility.

In addition, the software segment is anticipated to register a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The warehouse management software automates and optimizes several warehouse processes, such as tracking, receiving, storing inventory, and workload planning, among others. The fleet management software offers a comprehensive range of vehicle management features to owners of cargo ships, aircraft, trucks, and other transport vehicles across the globe. Asset tracking and management provide tracking of fixed assets, inventory tools, and other important physical assets. Data management and analytics offer solutions to improve and measure end-to-end logistics performance.

The services segment is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR through the forecast period. The market's continued expansion is primarily due to the increased demand for managed services in connected logistics. The key participants are engaged in providing services such as consulting, integration & deployment, support & maintenance, and managed services. Consulting services offer advisory services that assist shipping vendors through specialized and expert solutions.

Transportation Mode Insights

In terms of transportation mode, the roadways segment dominated the market in 2022. It is anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR through the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising need for road-based transportation for transporting retail goods across long distances, particularly for last-mile delivery. Additionally, this mode of transport offers a large carrying capacity, which makes it a preferred choice for logistics. The increasing efforts taken by governments across the globe to promote road transport are also contributing to segment growth.

For instance, the government of India has introduced a national logistics policy to facilitate the ease of doing business and reduce transportation costs. As part of this initiative, the government is constructing a highway network from the port area to the remote site of the country to reduce fuel consumption, which is considered the most cost-impacting factor in freight transport.

The railway segment is expected to grow at a considerable CAGR throughout the forecast period. This mode of transport has the intrinsic advantage of reduced frictional resistance, which enables it to attach a more significant load to wagons or carriages. Moreover, the increasing government initiatives to promote railway freight transport are expected to contribute to the segment growth. For instance, the U.S. department of transport has launched the Rail Program. Under this program, the government aims to increase the freight rail routes twofold.

Vertical Insights

Based on the vertical, the market has been segmented into retail & e-commerce, automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare, energy, electronics & semiconductors, and others. The market was dominated by the retail and e-commerce segment in 2022. The retail sector uses connected logistics solutions in order to meet the increasing enterprise demands. Connected logistics improve reliability through IoT solutions which aligns with the retail and e-commerce industry's interest.

Global Connected Logistics Market Share, by vertical, 2022 (%)

The automotive segment is anticipated to register a significant market share over the forecast period. The connected logistics solutions for the automotive industry provide real-time infographics based on the location of the vehicle, the condition of the cargo, and the behavior of the driver. Key players in the market offer niche solutions for the automotive industry. For instance, Alibaba Cloud provides robust automotive management and monitoring solutions for vehicle manufacturers and goods owners to smoothen vehicle monitoring efficiently and accurately.

Regional Insights

North America led the overall market in 2022. The growth of the region can be attributed due to the presence of highly developed infrastructure in terms of rail and road connectivity. In addition, the presence of key players in the industry allows the region to be the leading revenue contributor in the global market during the projected period. Speedier implementation of modern technologies is enabled by modern infrastructure. The U.S. is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period owing to the development of new technologies, increasing working capital, and rapid boom in the e-commerce sector.

Connected Logistics Market Trends by Region

The Asia-Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to experience more rapid economic growth than other regions and is expected to be the hub of all logistical activity in terms of investment and growth. Furthermore, the rising technological advancements in transportation and increasing investment in megacity projects are also expected to fuel regional growth over the forecast period. The rapid growth of the e-commerce sector and manufacturing industry in the region is fueling the growth of the target market. China and India are the key markets in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The connected logistics market is highly competitive and fragmented in nature owing to the presence of several global and regional companies. Key players in the market include Intel Corporation, Infosys Limited, and SAP SE, among others. All the major players in the market are focusing on new product development to stay relevant in the market and to enhance their market foothold further. For instance, Cisco Systems Inc. offers solutions for various modes of transportation, including aviation, rail, and roadways. For connected maritime, the company provides solutions such as Cisco IE 2000 and 3000 series switches.

Key players in the market are spending heavily on research and development in order to integrate advanced technologies in connected logistics for safer and more reasonable transport. The companies also collaborate and engage in partnerships with their competitors and end-users to gain a competitive edge. For instance, in February 2022, Oracle and RHI Magnesita signed a deal under which RHI Magnesita selected Oracle's fusion cloud transportation management.

This deal will help RHI Magnesita to unify its complete transport management system, which will eventually reduce costs and optimize service levels. In another instance, in September 2020, SAP SE expanded its partner ecosystem with extended partnerships with Project44, ClearMetal, and Shippeo. Through these partnerships, the licensed members of SAP Logistics Business Network can access the estimated time of arrival, the exact location of shipment, and status changes for road and ocean carrier transports. Some of the prominent players in the global connected logistics market include:

  • Intel Corporation

  • Infosys Limited

  • Cisco System Inc.

  • HCL Technology Limited

  • IBM Corporation

  • SAP SE


  • Freightgate Inc.,

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • NEC Corporation

Connected Logistics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 33.58 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 86.57 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 14.5 % from 2023 to 2030

Historical data

2017 - 2021

Base year for estimation


Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion/million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Component, transportation mode, vertical, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia-Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; U.K.; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

Intel Corporation; Infosys Limited; Cisco System Inc.; HCL Technology Limited; IBM Corporation; SAP SE; ORBOCMM; Freightgate Inc.; Honeywell International Inc.; NEC Corporation

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Global Connected Logistics Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growths at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global connected logistics market report based on component, transportation mode, vertical, and region.

Global Connected Logistics Market Segmentation

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Hardware

      • RFID Tags

      • Sensors

      • Communication Devices

      • Tracking Devices

      • Others

    • Software

      • Warehouse Management

      • Fleet Management

      • Freight transportation management

      • Asset Tracking and management

      • Data Management and Analytics

      • Others

    • Services

      • Consulting

      • Integration and Deployment

      • Support & Maintenance

      • Managed Services

  • Transport Mode Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Roadways

    • Railways

    • Airways

    • Waterways

  • Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Retail & E-commerce

    • Automotive

    • Aerospace & Defense

    • Healthcare

    • Energy

    • Electronics & Semiconductors

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia-Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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